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Key Sessions

Exhibition Opening Ceremony

Keynote C-Level address and Interview: The Current and Future of Pay-TV in MENA

Keynote Panel: The Dawn of a New Age: The Evolution of Video in MENA

Keynote Piracy address: The Catastrophic Effect of Piracy: A Real and Current Threat

09:00 10:00 (60 mins)

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Registration

*Networking & Round Table Discussions*

10:00 10:10 (10 mins)

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Exhibition Opening Ceremony

10:10 10:30 (20 mins)

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Keynote C-Level address and Interview: The Current and Future of Pay-TV in MENA

  • The outlook for telecom operators in the arena of SVOD
  • Collaboration between telco’s and media firms
  • What growth prospects in MENA?

10:30 11:10 (40 mins)

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C-Level Leaders Debate: Broadcasters, Telecom Operators and OTT players: Where are We at?

  • What challenges are we facing in MENA and what are you doing to overcome these?
  • How do we cooperate and stay competitive in the current market?
  • A united front: How do we work together to fend of international competition?

11:10 12:10 (60 mins)

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Speed Networking and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition

12:10 13:10 (60 mins)

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Monetisation of Assets Roundtable: High level discussion on best practices and optimal strategies in utilising all available revenue streams in the pursuit if monetising assets in the current market

13:10 14:10 (60 mins)

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Lunch

14:10 14:50 (40 mins)

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Keynote Panel: The Dawn of a New Age: The Evolution of Video in MENA

  • What have been the latest innovations in telco video and how have these been received?
  • What have been the challenges in monetisation of Pay-TV platform in the current market and how can these be profitably overcome?
  • OTT, friend or foe? What has the effect of OTT platforms been on Pay-TV services in MENA?
  • How has cooperation between telecom operators and OTT service providers during joint ventures panned out? What can be done to optimise profitability for both parties?

14:50 15:30 (40 mins)

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Colloquium: The Western OTT Invasion: Threat or Opportunity to Specialise?

  • What have regional players done to combat the spending power of Netflix and Starz? Are they a threat?
  • What end to end software solutions are/could OTT players be utilising to stay competitive in the current market?
  • How are regional players taking advantage of the vast amounts of local content they could monetise? Is original Arabic content the answer?

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

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Keynote Piracy address: The Catastrophic Effect of Piracy: A Real and Current Threat

  • What have been the effects of piracy on Broadcasters in MENA?
  • How is the cooperation of broadcasters and content producers effectively challenging pirates?
  • How is the power of digital watermarking fortifying the industry against the piracy threat?

15:50 16:30 (40 mins)

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Piracy Symposium: A United Front: A Story of Content Owners, Regulators and Pirates

  • What are the challenges in MENA with regional authorities in the battle against piracy?
  • What do content owners want from regulators and authorities in relation to piracy?
  • Understanding what would deter the pirates from their operations

16:30 17:10 (40 mins)

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Roundtable Sessions: Exploring key topics in interactive and intimate sessions lead by industry experts.

Roundtable 1:  Exploring the Revenue Stream Matrix in MENA

  • The power of bundling: Can providing a more diverse package create the desired balance for success?
  •  How is migration to non-linear TV helping optimise revenue streams for traditional broadcasters?
  • How can broadcasters and telecom operators work together to optimise revenue?

Roundtable 2: Satellite operators: Retaining business in an ever-evolving ecosystem

  • How are MENA Satellite operators dealing with the challenges of a shift towards IPTV and OTT services?
  • What ae the challenges in distribution for satellite operators in an unstable region?
  • With the increase of fast broadband, how are these opening new opportunities for satellite? (broadband to satellite interphase/5G).

Roundtable 3: Utilisation of advertisement and complimentary value services in MENA

  • How are Pay-TV providers utilising digital advertisement to help increase their profits in a low-margin endeavour?
  • What complementary value services are proving successful with the regions consumer?
  • Who can help monetise your assets?

18:00 18:30 (30 mins)

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End of Day One